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PBS
Feb 21, 2013 9:00pm PST
>> the debt ceiling represents the equivalent of a massive fiscal heart attack. >> after the fiscal cliff... >> do you solemnly swear... >> extremely ideological people who have never governed are now in the congress. >> and when we first got here, we were patted on the back and said, "great, the cavalry has arrived." >> another crisis to come. >> deal-making is not part of the program of conviction politics. >> enough is enough. you will not spend another dime, you will not put us in hock. >> this is now one week from d-day. there's no deal. >> the fiscal cliff is a fiscal suicide vest. the whole place is going to blow up. >> frontline investigates the ongoing battle. >> throw the country into default. >> political armageddon >>what's the word, "madness?" >>tonight on frontline "cliffhanger" frontline is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major support for frontline is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. mor
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2013 2:00am PST
congress loves to wait for the last minute. we saw that with the debt ceiling debate from a couple years ago. we saw that with the fiscal cliff issue where we actually went over the cliff for several hours before congress came in, you know, late at night and early in the morning and voted on a deal. this is going to go, once again, up to the wire -- down to the wire, and, you know, some people are even suggesting that the sequester will hit before congress actually acts. >> now, this week we heard that the president has his highest approval rating since 2009. it seems the worst congress looks, the better he looks. how could that affect gun control reforms and immigration reform? >> there was an interesting poll that came out in "usa today" just yesterday showing that largely the american public agrees with the positions that the president has taken not only when it comes to the national debt but also gun control and immigration. so the president does have the upper hand heading into the debate on some of these issues. how each of these issues is all tied together is a little bit un
FOX News
Feb 24, 2013 12:00pm PST
higher than republicans. he beat them on the debt ceiling. i beat them on the fiscal cliff. i can do it again. the polls show the public will be with me. whether it is well founded confidence, we'll find out but that is what is driving some of this. he feels like he can win this. >> paul: you think it may be overconfidence on the part of the president. this is different and how so? >> it absolutely is. republicans no they got beat on the debt ceiling fight and it's a deliberate strategy to make sure it doesn't happen again. they are ready and willing to let it go into effect because think of it. what are we talking at the moment? we're not talking about republicans lack of unity on taxes. we're talking about spending, size of government. talking about additional spending. this is exactly where the republicans want the debate. >> paul: could they split over defense spending where a lot of members don't want the damage that it could do to the pentagon? >> this is where the president is going to hammer the hardest. what is notable here, even the republicans who have some qualms about how t
NBC
Feb 18, 2013 5:00am EST
the have to deal with the debt ceiling by midday. george lettis , wbal-tv 11 news. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think, or should be able to break for holidays before a major problems are resolved? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. there is a bump in the road on immigration. >> someone leaked the white house plan and it is differed from what some lawmakers want. tracie potts has more. >> i am happy with the president. i'm optimistic we can get something done. >> other lawmakers are asking president obama to back off. allow them to become citizens within eight years. it does not guarantee border security. >> he is looking for a partisan advantage. >> this is the president torpedoing his own plan. >> the white house says it is backup plan. out, weose don't work will have an option we can put out there. >> does the president want date results or another cudgel to be up on republicans so we can get political advantage in the next election? >> congress will be back and later thi
CNBC
Feb 17, 2013 7:30pm EST
the brink with things like the debt ceiling which i've been very vocal about. republicans should not try to have that fight on the debt ceiling. but we have a budgeting problem in washington where the senate can essentially just walk away from the game of doing a budget in washington. # that what's never happened and it's happened three years in a row. the only consistent way to do it is on these crisis points. >> did you find it effective? how much time does the second-term president really have to implement a domestic agenda? >> i think about six to eight months because what happens is, even lbj in '65 or fdr in '37, after the enormous landslides, the two biggest congresses in the last 100 years, they knew if they waited longer than six to eight months, members of congress would be thinking about the next re-election. that he'd almost be a lame duck in the first year of his second term. so i think the president is right to act fast. >> so do you think that president's plans will actually move the needle, change things for the middle class in the next three years? tony, job creation
FOX News
Feb 23, 2013 11:00am PST
debt ceiling debate in 2011 and beat them on the fiscal cliff, i can do it again. the polls show that the public will be with me. whether that's well-founded, we'll find out, but i think that's what's driving some of this. he feels as if he can win this. >> you think it may be overconfidence on the part of the president, and this is different than the other two fights that jason mentioned, how so? >> it absolutely is. republicans know that they got beat on the debt ceiling and the fact that they're embracing the strategy. it's a deliberate strategy. they're ready and willing to let this go into effect and think of it. step back and what are we talking about at the moment. what we're the not talking about is republicans lack of unity on taxes, we're talking about spending, we're talking about the size of government. we're talking about the president's addiction to spending, we're talking about priorities, this is exactly where the republicans want this to be. >> but could they split over defense spending, kim, where a lot of their members don't want the damage that this could do t
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 12:00pm EST
washington of wildly overhyping everything we do. this is not like the debt ceiling or even the fiscal cliff. this is not doomsday even if it does happen. it's just stupid and we shouldn't do it. >> ezra, a couple of things here. first of all, for a long time, the stock market and the economy, as from the perspective of working people, have been at least two different things, correct? one thing, you can see the stock market doing fine. that might have a lot more to do with china than what is to happen march 1st. secondly, let's say nothing happens. the unemployment rate is stuck around 8%. this is a pretty lousy time for nothing to happen. in fact, if you look at the cbo projections, the projection with the sequester taking effect is for the unemployment rate to be 7.9% the first half of this year, 8% for the second half of this year. so, basically stuck at a place that's really very disadvantageous for so many workers. >> jared, let me interrupt this colloquy here and ask you, jared, we know that there are other looming fiscal fights, the march 27th deadline for the continuing resolution, b
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 9:00am PST
, it's not a debt ceiling, it just begins on march 1st. it doesn't mean anything gigantic happens. the cuts will be spread out over the course of a year. you don't make them all at once, but it's bad. it's a bad way to run a government, bad way to cut spending. jared will tell you he thinks the gdp numbers will be revised up, and i think he might be right, but from what we saw, we had a shrinkage in the fourth quarter of 2012, first time in years. that's the first step towards a recession. we had very, very weak policy throughout the course of the recession, in large part because we've been cutting too much from spending, basically, from 2009. so to do a big cut of a size that nobody expected to actually go into effect, it's bad management for the macro economy, for large programs, of course, but that said and the recent notes of the market freaking out, it is not doomsday. we have a tendency in washington of wildly overhyping everything we do. this is not like the debt ceiling or even the fiscal cliff. this is not doomsday even if it does happen. it's just stupid and we shouldn't do i
FOX News
Feb 22, 2013 9:00pm PST
between the president and congress over raising the debt ceiling. >> july, 2011 with budget and debt ceiling negotiations stalled, leaders from both parties tried to force a compromise and now bob woodward spoke, the price of politics details a white house idea to guarantee that their plan would lead to results down the road. at 2:30 p.m., jack lew and rob nabors went to meet with the chief. and we had an idea for a trigger, lew said. what's the idea, reid said skeptically. sequestration, it was a bomb no one wanted to drop and an action forcing event. >> we're going to be able to come to some agreement with the white house and end this impasse. >> we're been willing to say that there could be a sequestration as long as it included some revenue. >> and the automatic cuts would slash defense and domestic spending, both sides claim victory. >> 98% of what i wanted. i'm pretty happy. >> and leaders of both parties in both chambers have reached an agreement. it establishes a bipartisan committee of congress to report back by november. tough cuts that both parties would find objectionable
FOX
Feb 21, 2013 5:00am EST
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ABC
Feb 17, 2013 11:35pm EST
catch phrases like fiscal cliff and debt ceiling behind us, americans have something to worry about. is sequestration. the spending cuts would be imposed on march 1. democrats proposed a measure to delay cuts. >> we cannot cut investing in education and research and development. we need to get back to balance. >> we are talking to in a half percent of what we spend. this is the first year of 10 years in cuts, after you have to be realistic. families across the country have had their budgets cut by a larger than that. >> $85 billion in cuts could lead to furloughs. the pentagon fears this could have a drastic affect on military. many republicans say this is coming. >> we are here because the president refused to cut spending, and we have grown up with this. >> so there is still some uncertainty over the deadline, senator charles schumer appears confident the sequester will be avoided. >> there are those that do not need a favor of hardly anybody other than themselves and the few whose special interests are protected both sides are looking for a solution. it seems finding a solution h
CBS
Feb 17, 2013 10:30am EST
. h.i.v. seen it over the debt ceiling. i've seen it over the fiscal cliff that is just unnecessary. there needs to be a lel of pragmatism back to our politics. i give a lot of credit to the president. he's not just saying let's raise taxes. he said the obvious, we in america cannot continue to spend more than we take in. it's something i don't have the luxury of as mayor doing. what i see the president doing is putting tremendous cuts on the table, trillions of dollars of cuts. you just heard the chief of staff say they're willing to put $4 trillion in cuts but it has to be in a balanced way. the challenge i see right now, if this happens, the sequester happens, the cuts will be blunt, brutal and mind as opposed to being intelligent and insightful. and it will not invest. it will stop us from investing in those critical areas in america we must invest on if we want long-term economic growth. >> schieffer: mr. mayor, let me ask you one thing, frank lautenber, the long-term senator from new jersey said he will not seek reelection. you said you were thinking about it. i think you put togethe
CNN
Feb 17, 2013 3:00pm EST
-january. we discussed the debt ceiling. you voted against the deal to suspend the debt ceiling with 34 of your fellow senators but it passed anyway. what do you need to see in a bill to avoid the sequester sometime between now and the end of february? >> ali, first of all, as someone who did run a business for 22 years, i'm embarrassed about the way we're operating the country right now and i want to say that up front. sequestration is a bad idea. we ought to be doing our business, appropriating and budgeting, making decisions on cost-benefit analysis. these continual deadlines and cliffs is no way to run a country much less a company. >> when you run a company, you have these things called poison pills. that's what the sequestration was. right? something to awful it would prevent a certain course of action from taking place. why is it that elected officials don't treat that the same way that you would if you were in business? if you had a poison pill in your business to say if you don't do something x will happen or if you do x would happen, you'd avoid that bad thing. >> a poison pill p
FOX
Feb 18, 2013 5:00am EST
made in exchange for congress raising the debt ceiling in 2011. the agreement was to find $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction over 10 years. now, as the deadline approaches once again, lawmaker and the white house trying to find common ground. >> the president promised it wouldn't happen. he is the commander in chief and on his watch, we're going to begin to unravel the finest military in the history of the world at a time we need it most. >> we look forward to working with our republican friends and colleagues in the house and senate to ensure it doesn't happen. >> reporter: the white house and congressional democrats are proposing a different way to get to that $1.5 trillion over 10 years. they would like to see rather than across the board spending reductions, some targeted budget cuts in different agency as well as an increase in tax revenue. but republicans say that is a nonstarter, that they already did tax hikes for the wealthy back in december, that they are not going to dip into that well one more time. how far, some prominent republicans notably senator john mccain sai
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2013 4:30pm EST
? >> it is sort of a sensation that got us going. >> 2010 election? >> no. the debt ceiling fight. there were thoughts. >> when did you move to chicago? >> it kicked into high gear. jim was putting the mechanisms into place. we were doing the things that had to be done. i think everyone that very focused, at least on the message side. the debt ceiling fight, the numbers were as bad as they were throughout the whole presidency. the predecessors in washington were swirling around. our folks were nervous. it is clear that we were now in a situation where we had a fight and had to pull out of it. >> but the mechanism -- >> the mechanical things had to be done. we knew there'd be a big red married. we would -- there would be a big primary. it would come down to our advantage in terms of organization. >> when did you begin operationally? to do the programs and other things? >> i was there for 2009 and 2010. we knew what would come for the reelect. there were a lot of things that were under the radar. building on some of the internal polling that we did and really honing our 50 state str
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2013 11:00am PST
know, as an effect, it's hard to get as agitated as you do about the debt ceiling and the federal government stops funding itself, that's a major part of the -- >> you say agitated v. you seen an angry person in a tsa line? it is not a pretty look. >> i'll be joined tweets to local representative. i think the reason why it's not having the affect that the debt ceiling had, that the two years ago, the whole august of 2011 had, is that people, one, have stopped believing the rhetoric of government. you say things fall apart one too many times, look, it hasn't and i'm not sure it will and from a purely financial perspective, it's not as damaging as eric cantor says they will be. >> molly, our first read team puts thit way. why the sequester probably will happen in the short term and the reasoning we have heard from both democrats and republicans is that republicans need the sequester to go through to show -- in order to prove the base that it is fighting obama. is that what you're hearing, as well? this is all about showing once again they're willing to fight obama? >> that's a compo
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2013 2:00pm EST
local representative. i think the reason why it's not having the affect that the debt ceiling had, that the two years ago, the whole august of 2011 had, is that people, one, have stopped believing the rhetoric of government. you say things fall apart one too many times, look, it hasn't and i'm not sure it will and from a purely financial perspective, it's not as damaging as eric cantor says they will be. >> molly, our first read team puts thit way. why the sequester probably will happen in the short term and the reasoning we have heard from both democrats and republicans is that republicans need the sequester to go through to show -- in order to prove the base that it is fighting obama. is that what you're hearing, as well? this is all about showing once again they're willing to fight obama? >> that's a component of it. i think zachary's exactly right. you also didn't see the markets freak out over the fiscal cliff because we've sort of stopped believing the crying wolf of washington politicians and a sense of what -- if you look at the fiscal cliff eastbound if there were some de
FOX Business
Feb 21, 2013 10:00pm EST
ceiling debate. we heard it in the run-up to the fiscal cliff. remember this threaduring the debt ceiling debate back in the summer of 2011? i cannot guarantee that those checks go out on august 3rd if we have not resolve this issue because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it. this is not just a matter of social security checks, veterans' check folks on disability and their checks. about 70 million checks that go out. lou: more recently in the linda congressional session in the fiscal. >> debate, president obama issued his threat. >> what has been holding us back is the dysfunction here in washington. and if people start seeing that on january 1st this problem still has not been solved. if they save that people's taxes have gone up, which means consumer spending is going to be depressed, then obviously that will have an adverse reaction on the markets. lou: and, of course, that is exactly what has transpired as we now approach the onset of sequestered. took a long time, but president obama today finally reach out to the republican leaders to talk sequester, t
CW
Feb 24, 2013 8:30am PST
is congressman falwell. last year, the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling and now the latest crisis on the automatic spending cuts. what are we calling this? >> i am calling it murder/suicide of critical government services that is going to crash our economy and this is done by some in congress who so no role for the federal government and think that is the best way to have some cuts is to literally murder our economy and to get rid of critical services, make folks wait longer in line at tsa to produce and to make veterans wait longer than they're waiting for the care that we promised them and this, voters have deadline fatigue and fiscal cliff came in december and then in january, the debt ceiling and the man- made crisis called sequester. the voters want us to work together and solve the problems and not keep practicing incremental government. >> absolutely and this is annoying to the common voter. we have a march 1st deadline for this and you are on vacation now. >> congress is home for a weeklong recess. the majority of the party would rather be back in washington working, but we s
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 2:00am PST
workers. that will cut pay scales by 20%. >> this sequester came out of the debt ceiling crisis out of 2011. it was pushed back to march from january. it goes on and on. is this how congress is doing business now, they're putting everything off? >> that's the best result that we can expect these days. congress seems to get us in one mess or another. and then they go off on vacation like they have right now which is a regular thing in congress which is something that they're never going to give up. >> let's turn quickly to the president obama's approval rating, at 55%, why do you think that is? >> because he won the election and because there's a disabeautiful rating for congress that's so high. what the republicans are trying to do is to try to run out the clock. the further they can get from the election they know all of this turmoil is going to cause obama ratings to deteriorate. >> all right, bob franken, thanks for your time this morning. >>> now, here's your "first look" at some of the other news going on around america. in new jersey, footage from a january accident, surveillance
KICU
Feb 22, 2013 4:00am PST
driving behind this market. so, that is number one. secondly, the sequestration process and debt ceiling is upon us again, as well as, let's not forget, italian elections later this month, which could have some impact on europe and maybe could be a little eventful as far as things go over there, which could impact u.s. markets as well. > what do you view as money- makers in this market? > > it is almost like anything you touched here in this rally's been ok, but i more favor stocks that supply the infrastructure, such as some industrials, materials, perhaps shying away from overvalued sectors like utilities and telecoms. i still like perhaps some of the minors, and some of these mlp and pipeline plays or energy infrastructure plays as well. so there are ways, there's places to go in the market here. but i do think the rising tide lifted all boats, so as the market corrects, the boats will sink together as well. i'm not calling an end of the market, but a correction, and i think that's when you need to get your list out and make additional purchases if you need to get more investe
NBC
Feb 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
the attack. >>> well, we're all veterans now of events with names like the debt ceiling deadline, the fiscal cliff, and the next one is barreling down the tracks. it is called the sequester, but it has nothing to do with a jury. and if it isn't stopped, if it's allowed to go through in ten days, huge automatic spending cuts go into effect. the president used some dire language to warn about it today. and tonight, nbc's john yang explains what this sequester is and the impact it could have for everyone. >> reporter: with no budget deal in sight and automatic spending cuts just days away, president obama said today it was the fault of congressional republicans. >> they haven't come together and done their jobs, and so as a consequence, we've got these automatic, brutal spending cuts. >> reporter: republicans blame the president. >> the president, back in the last session of congress, refused to cut spending in any place. >> reporter: they're fighting over a sequester. washington speak for the $1.2 trillion across-the-board spending cuts that would begin march 1st unless congress and the
MSNBC
Feb 24, 2013 12:00pm PST
way. both sides have been bucking for a melt down. in august 2011 it was the debt ceiling and then the fiscal cliff. these things were averted with short term solutions. this particular solution, this sequestration allows both sides to have the melt down that they have been jockeying for and it is less impactful than a government shut down and probably less than breaching the debt ceiling. it is a managed risk here. i don't know that i agree with senator coburn that it is an entirely made up problem but i do think that it is something that is less impactful than a lot of the other fiscal debates that we have had. >> as is frequently the case in washington, d.c. the blame game. bob woodward writing the automatic spending cuts were initiated by the white house. his colleague declined writing he disagrees saying the sequester was appunt. the point was to give both sides a face-saving way to raise the debt ceiling even though the tax issue was stopping them from agreeing to a deficit deal. why at this point is the pointing of the finger so important? >> because when the pain comes some
CNN
Feb 23, 2013 7:00am EST
. >> reporter: the forceful cuts were created during the debt ceiling debalk's, passed by congress and signed by the white house. a worst-case scenario that would be so bad it would force lawmakers to make a deal. now it's become a poison pill that the nation may have to swallow beginning march 1st, and if it happens, 70,000 children kicked off headstart programs, putting more than 14,000 teaching and staff jobs at risk. fewer inspections for things like horse meat in your burgers. cuts to mental health programs mean almost 400,000 seriously mentally ill people will go untreated. homeland security drawdowns would result in longer wait times at airports and scaled back cyber security would mean more vulnerability from hackers in china and at home threatening our infrastructure. furloughs and layoffs would affect 800,000 workers in the defense industry at the same time that north korea is testing a nuclear bomb. cuts at the irs would mean fewer tax return reviews, and longer waits to get refunds. and more than 100,000 people would be thrown out of emergency housing and on to the streets.
SFGTV2
Feb 23, 2013 8:00am PST
that at least as to help, that is one of the key problems going on in the present debt ceiling controversy in washington. >> my favorite book just recently, and i tell you it is $9.95 on amazon, is president kennedy's book called "nation of immigrants." it was written in the early 1960's. it will take you a couple of hours to read it again. it is a fabulous book and makes you realize that nothing has changed in the last 50 years. he talks about why we are a nation of immigrants and why that has been the strength of america. so, yes, we are all a nation of immigrants. we should remember that in these debates. but florida has an interesting process, something the all states should adopt, but every 20 years, a group of 30 citizens are awarded by the governor, the speaker of the house, the senate, supreme court, to rewrite florida's constitution, every line of it. it does not go to the legislature. all those pesky lobbyists out there do not get a chance to lobby one way or the other. goes right to the citizens of the state. took us two years to do that. we look at these issues. in florida's co
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2013 12:00pm EST
anything else, which is we will reduce spending for $1 for every dollar that we raise the debt ceiling back in august 2011. that's what a lot of folks forget, alex, is that this is the last piece of the august 2011 debt ceiling agreement whereby the president, senate democrats and house republicans said, okay, let's raise the debt ceiling but for every dollar we raise that debt ceiling, we'll lower spending by a dollar. so i am in favor of keeping that agreement. >> but keeping that agreement, if the sequester goes into effect, according to the cbo, it says it will cut u.s. growth in half. it will cost at least 1 million jobs and jobs by extension, consumers, which drive the economy. don't you agree that losing 1 million jobs will be disastrous to the recovery? >> if you turn just to the cbo, the stimulus of three years ago would have solved all of our problems and we would not have had all the difficulties we have today. would have led to tremendous gdp growth. neither does the cbo ever report or take into consideration the impact the huge debt has on the growth of our gdp and job creation
FOX
Feb 17, 2013 9:39am EST
against the debt ceiling and the fiscal cliff usually we put it off but this is one i think that will cause tremendous damage and the -- >> $85 billion. >> with the congress gone for a week when do they have time to negotiate. >> $85 billion in a $3.5 trillion budget. >> and -- >> it will hurt the economy. >> if you lose your job i think it hurts you, don't you think. >> fundamentally, the debt we have at the moment is the bigger problem for the economy and job creation. the president -- >> chris: let me bring karl in here. one, to talk about the sequester and also, in a bigger sense, look at the president's state of the union speech and agenda he laid out and what does it tell us what he wants to do in his second term. >> spend a lot of money and pursue a lot of liberal social policies and also says he's out of touch with the reality of where the country is, the democrats spent the last week going around saying we don't have a spending problem and on the fox poll 83% of the american people say we have a spending problem, i agree with kim, $85 billion cut is a 2.4% cut, roughly out of
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 4:30am EST
like fiscal cliff and debt ceiling behindous the americans have sequestration to worry about. if congress takes no action, across the board spending cuts will be imposed on march 1st. democrats on thursday proposed toe delay the cuts. >> we can't cut research and develop and the american people understand that. >> we are talking about 2 1/2% of what we spend this year and this is just the first year of 10 years of cuts. so you have to be realistic about this. families all across the country have had their budgets cut by larger than that. >> reporter: the 85 billion dollars in cuts to federal agencies could lead to furloughs for as many as 2 million workers. the pentagon fears it could have a drastic effect on -- and republicans says it's coming. >> we are here because the president back in the last session of congress refused to cut spending in in anyplace and we wound up with it. >> reporter: there's uncertainty over the deadline senator schumer appears confident the sequester will be avoided. >> their arguments don't meet the favor of hardly anyone other than themselves and the
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 4:30am EST
congress takes up the debt ceiling again. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you. >>> well, it now appears that former senator chuck hagel will get the votes he needs to be confirmed as the next defense secretary. his colleagues have been stalling his nomination but yesterday alabama's richard shelby said he would vote for hagel, putting the vote over the top. al vote is expected next week. oopz >>> and it turns out that the flu vaccine is doing a dismal job of protect older people against this year's harshest strain of the flu. the centers for disease control says the vaccine is only 9% effective in patients 65 and older against the toughest strain of flu causing more than three-quarters of this year's illness. senior citizens are in this age group most vulnerable to the flu. >>> coming up on the "cbs morning news" a shoot-out on the strip. it ends up with a shooting and fiery crash on las vegas's most famous boulevard. this is the "cbs morning news." fiery crash on las vegas's most famous boulevard. this is the "cbs morning news." s is bob a regular guy with an
MSNBC
Feb 24, 2013 3:00pm EST
-saving way to raise the debt ceiling even though the tax issue was stopping them from agreeing to a deficit deal. why at this point is the pointing of the finger so important? >> because when the pain comes somebody is going to want to know who is responsible. the white house did make a miscalculation. they thought republicans would never accept sequester cuts if it meant cuts in defense spending. the republicans are saying we will take the cuts in defense spending because spending is spending. i think the white house does have the upperhand in one respect. the republicans think they have a better message but the white house has a better messenger. who can compete are president obama? john boehner? mitch mcconnell, marco rubio? nobody for the republicans can make the case as the president can for the democrats. >>> we are also following news in afghanistan on this sunday. hamid karzai ordering all u.s. special forces troops out of the key afghan province and only giving them two weeks to leave. more on that after the break. after as john kerry starts his first overseas trip today pr
KICU
Feb 20, 2013 4:00am PST
deadline was created to help settle the debt ceiling crisis in 2011. but as our cover story explains, so far, sequestration has become another term for a stalemate. standing among first-responders who'd face cutbacks statrting march first, president obama called sequestration "a meat cleaver approach." "these cuts are not smart, they are not fair, they will hurt our economy, they will add hundreds of thousand of americans to the unemployment rolls. this is not an abstraction; people will lose their jobs." automatic cuts in federal funding were meant to scare congress into compromise. at risk, fema grants to pay firefighters during disasters, loan guarantees to small businesses, fewer food inspectors, border patrols, and air traffic controllers, to name a few. "i've never taken the sequester seriously. it's a gimmick to reach agreement." economics professor lawrence officer thinks a deal is likely. "i'm not going to lose sleep over it. congress will rescue it in the end, if not before." house speaker john boehner criticised the president's less-than-two-week countdown, saying: "just last
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
debt ceiling numbers weren't as bad as they were throughout the whole presidency. the rumors were swirling around and our folks were nervous. it was clear that we were now in a situation where we have to fight. so there were artier mechanical things that have to be done. one of the things that we knew is that they were going to have the big primary and we would have time to put things in motion. >> genin larry, can you talk abt the program? >> well, i was at the dnc. so a lot of the work we did there was building the foundation of what we knew would come for the reelection. while it wasn't a permanent campaign, there were a lot of things that were under the radar. building on some of the internal polling that we didn't, really honing the strategy and having staff turning this into something to do to empower them. all of those things started pretty quickly and we build off of that once we got to chicago. >> wended you help to building the structure? >> i showed up in april on a full-time basis. we started very early in april or may, doing some intensive research. trying to get a ha
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